Crowns and Bridges

by on July 17, 2016 | Posted in Services, Uncategorized

Dental crowns and bridges work to provide a prosthetic restoration for missing or damaged teeth. Crowns, or caps, are placed over the surfaces of the natural teeth and can also protect dental implants. Bridges can be used to fill gaps resulting from missing teeth. They are anchored by the natural teeth or crowns adjacent to the gap. Patients opting for crowns or bridges can restore the function and cosmetic visuals of their teeth.
A dental crown can be applicable to your situation if you have teeth that are damaged or decayed. A bridge can also be available if the missing tooth is surrounded by other dental structures.
During the placement of a crown or bridge, your teeth will be evaluated to determine the proper spacing. An impression will be created from your bite and used to create a mold. A restoration designed from porcelain material can be customized in color to match the natural shade of your teeth. You can also receive a temporary restoration while the dental lab is fabricating your crown or bridge.
After the final restorations have been placed on your teeth, they will need time for healing and adjustment. Sensitivity to heat or cold may be experienced during this period, which is expected and can be managed. Ibuprofen can be prescribed to reduce any soreness in the gums following the treatment.

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Clear Correct aligners deliver a teeth straightening treatment that works for your comfort and lifestyle. They are produced from clear plastic material and applied based on the structure of your teeth. They fit perfectly with your natural tooth structure so you can experience an effective straightening result. Clear Correct aligners work by exerting gradual pressure on your teeth and restoring the correct position and alignment.
Developed for your convenience, Clear Correct aligners do not change your lifestyle at all. You can continue your regular eating and brushing activities when wearing them. In addition, they are removable and can be replaced every two weeks. This does not affect the result of the treatment and each set moves your teeth into their natural position by 2.5mm.
If you are looking for the premier teeth straightening experience, Clear Correct is a standout choice.

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by on January 30, 2016 | Posted in Uncategorized

Providing proper treatment for each individual is essential. Dr. Pauley and staff provides personalized care tailored to your needs. Call today to schedule an appointment and see the difference personalized service will make in your visit and your smile.

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Dental Tips for Looking Younger

by on January 14, 2013 | Posted in Uncategorized

Your mouth is more than just a pretty smile. It’s also a gateway to your overall health. Keeping that gateway clean may keep you healthier longer — and looking younger.

“Just as white, straight teeth convey youth, a smile with crooked, discolored, worn, or missing teeth is associated with an aged look,” says Edmond Hewlett, DDS, professor of restorative dentistry at UCLA’s School of Dentistry. “The adage ‘long in the tooth,’ used to describe older persons, reflects the fact that gum disease causes gums to recede and teeth to appear longer as a result.”

Keeping a youthful mouth comes down to two simple, proven, and practical steps:
• Brush and floss daily
• See your dentist every six months

“Taking the time to brush and floss is what’s needed,” says Anthony M. Iacopino, DMD, PhD, dean of the dentistry faculty at Canada’s University of Manitoba, professor of restorative dentistry, and an American Dental Association spokesman. “Brushing, flossing, and going to the dentist is so easy to do, it’s not expensive, and everyone should be doing it.”

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